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If you want to get around the city in style, The Peninsula New York offers limousine service, though you’ll probably want to use it for more than just a quick shopping trip in Chelsea. Make the most of it and book a limo for sightseeing jaunts around the city. The price depends on where you’re heading; inquire at the concierge desk once you’re settled in the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star luxury hotel. In addition, this New York hotel offers one-way limousine service to the three New York-area airports — LaGuardia, JFK and Newark — at a fixed price.
The Peninsula New York also has a complimentary house car, a customized BMW 750 series sedan painted in Peninsula’s signature forest green. The car will take you within a 30-block radius of the hotel, but it’s on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to inquire about the car ahead of time. If all else fails, you still have the subway and taxis.
Looking for some extra-special car service? Book a suite at the New York hotel and you’ll get a nice amenity: a chauffeur to drive you around town in one of two Peninsula Mini Cooper S Clubman cars for three hours at a time. If you’re in the mood to sightsee, shop or hit a New York museum, then these cute little vehicles will come in handy. The fun and chic Minis are decked out in the same shade of green with a Peninsula-logoed fabric interior, heated front seats, a mounted rooftop box to hold purchases from your shopping spree and a mini fridge filled with refreshments — perfect for scooting around New York. So if you’re booking a suite, keep this perk in mind. You won’t have to worry about hailing a cab or, even better, finding parking.